News

10 Dec 2019

Stay safe on quad bikes and side by side vehicles

Since 2011, 136 people have died as a result of quad bike accidents, while thousands more have been seriously injured, and the ACCC is urging people to be vigilant about safety when using quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSV) this summer.
4 Dec 2019

Portable pools - Make It Safe

Consumer protection and product safety regulators have joined forces with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia to educate parents and carers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools, along with tips to keep kids safe.
3 Dec 2019

Dangerous Takata airbag recall 85 per cent complete

Vehicle manufacturers have replaced 85 per cent of affected Takata airbags but the ACCC is urging people not to become complacent as the holiday period approaches. 
25 Nov 2019

Baby walkers injure more than 100 children annually

Over 100 children visit emergency rooms each year from incidents involving baby walkers, and the ACCC is urging parents and carers to be aware of the potential hazards if they are not used safely.

19 Nov 2019

Big Red Jacks pays penalty for alleged breach of mandatory safety standard

Hai Feng International Pty Ltd, trading as Big Red Jacks Tools & Equipment (Big Red Jacks), has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the ACCC issued an infringement notice.

15 Nov 2019

Safe summer 2019

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly.
7 Nov 2019

Voluntary Takata-related recalls

A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts. In addition to the compulsory recall, there are three categories of voluntary Takata-related recalls.

7 Nov 2019

Urgent new recall for BMW vehicles containing faulty Takata airbags

Transport safety authorities in Australia, US and Japan have identified a different type of Takata airbag that poses a critical risk of death or serious injury to vehicle occupants, prompting an urgent recall of around 12 000 BMW vehicles which may still be in use on Australian roads.
21 Oct 2019

Product recalls: 2019 international campaign

From 21-25 October 2019, the ACCC is participating in a global awareness raising campaign on product recalls led by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and jointly coordinated by the ACCC and European Commission.
21 Oct 2019

Over a million recalled products still in circulation in Australia

Australians could be at risk of injuries or even death from 6.6 million individual products currently under voluntary recall, with about half of these still likely to be found in people’s homes, new figures show.